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Fossil specimen : BGS Zh3238 – Holotype

Taxonomic Group

Kingdom Animalia

  Phylum Mollusca

    Class Bivalvia

      Order -

Fossil Name Anthracosphaerium propinquum (Melville)
Type Status Holotype
Name History

Anthracosphaerium propinquum (Melville)

Carbonicola propinquum (Melville)

Registration No. Zh3238
Collector Name not available
Donor or Associated Person Stobbs,JT 1942
Held By British Geological Survey Logo British Geological Survey
Comments 2ft above 5ft Coal
Country England
Locality Silverdale - N Staffs.
Grid Reference Not available
Rock Unit Coal Measures Group
Biozone Lower similis-pulchra
Geological Age

Westphalian Stage (Carboniferous Period) (308 – 319 Ma B.P.)

[Closest ICS interval: Moscovian Age – Bashkirian Age ]


Melville RV 1946 Ann Mag Nat Hist Ser II XIII p.321-322 pl.VI,fig3 4f

Trueman & Weir 1954 Mon Brit Carb Non Marine Lamellibranchs Pal Soc VII p.190 pl.XXVfig,1 26a,p

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